The Memphis Garden Club excels in its stated purpose “to cooperate in civic improvements” through its horticulture and garden design and development projects. After the opening of the Goldsmith Civic Garden Center in 1964, the Club contributed funds for the creation of a Water Garden and again in 1968 for a Sculpture Garden. In 1987 the Club gave the Volunteer Greenhouse to the MBG.
In 2013-2014, a fundraising project was initiated by MGC to restore the Sculpture Garden and add new sculptures. Spearheaded by members Ruthie Bowlin, Adele Wellford and Russell Whitehead, the transformed Memphis Garden Club Sculpture Garden is a highly acclaimed destination in the city.
MGC members serve on the MBG Board of Directors and provide other valuable volunteer support. On alternate years, a MGC member serves as Chairman for “Party with the Plants”, a preview party for the garden’s annual spring plant sale that helps raise funds for MBG.